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How long before eggs rot?
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Do eggs rot?
Previous Answer: Yes they do. They rot as fast as meat and fish. True Answer: No, that is blatantly false. Meat rots very rapidly and under room temperature conditions. My grandparents who had laying hens used to keep their fresh eggs on the counter, and they didn't have air conditioning. Their eggs never went bad. It would take at LEAST a week to rot an egg at room temperature from fresh, probably about a week from the store (because they're a bit older when they get to you). If you can rot a raw egg as fast as you can rot a steak on the counter, you should start buying eggs at another store.